RESTORE has reopened under new management in 2018. Carmen Santiago is leading our team of volunteers this year. Although we are currently open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, our shrinking volunteer base and the coverage of other food banks in the Riverview area may mean that we will go to a once-a-week operation. We can always use additional volunteers to distribute food, to pick up surplus food at local grocery stores, and to manage the RESTORE Thrift Store. If you are interested in volunteering at RESTORE, contact Carmen at (813)992-6340. We look forward expectantly to serving our community well into our second decade.
RESTORE/UMM Yard Sale
RESTORE and the United Methodist Men will be holding a joint yard sale this coming Saturday, January 27th from 8 AM until 1 PM on the church’s front yard. There will be plenty of clothes, household items, small appliances, books, and tools on offer for low, low prices. Now is your opportunity to start the year off right with bargains galore!
Our Winter Social Calendar
Celebrate your valentine with us: the Care Committee will be serving a catered Valentine’s Day luncheon on Sunday, February 11th (note that Wednesday, February 14th this year is both Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday). Tickets are $10 per adult, with all children under 12 eating free. Get your tickets from any Care Committee member before February 4th, and romance your sweetheart!
The Care Committee plans on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 18th with a Baked Potato Bar.
Also in March, the United Methodist Men have made plans for another Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, March 24th. This fundraiser, to be held at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Providence Road is always a great opportunity to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to enjoy a morning of good food and fellowship in a neutral, non-threatening atmosphere.
Learn English As a Second Language
A new ESOL Class will be starting soon. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM in Sunday school room 6. Classes begin on Tuesday, February 6th.